Department of Parks
Pine Mountain Staff Will Lead Historical Trek
FRANKFORT, Ky. – A hike through the historic Cumberland Gap is a highlight of an escorted van tour sponsored by Pine Mountain State Resort Park near Pineville. The event is scheduled for Saturday, May 6.
The tour will start at Pine Mountain and will include visits to portions of the Wilderness Road and Cumberland Gap National Historical Park, to retrace the steps of Daniel Boone and other pioneers. The trek will include a visit to Martin’s Station Fort, where interpreters dressed in period clothing demonstrate pioneer skills. The tour also will include a moderately strenuous, 1.5-mile hike in the Gap.
The tour will leave Pine Mountain at The first nine registrants will be provided with van transportation. Participation is limited to 20.
The registration fee is $15 for adults, $5 for children 12 and under. All hikers are encouraged to bring water, snacks, and a sack lunch for this approximately 6.5-hour outing. Everyone should wear sturdy shoes.
For information and registration, contact the park at 1-606-337-3066.
The Kentucky State Park System is composed of 52 state parks plus an interstate park shared with Virginia. The Department of Parks, an agency of the Commerce Cabinet, operates 17 resort parks with lodges -- more than any other state. Each year, Kentucky parks draw 7 million visitors and contribute $317 million to the economy. For more information on Kentucky parks, visit our Web site at http://www.parks.ky.gov